Science Fiction Inspires Lowe’s Holoroom And Home Improvement Innovation – Yahoo Finance

Bay Area home equity lending surges, funding home improvement projects – San Jose Mercury News

Dean Henninger of Oakland, owner of D.W. Henninger Construction, left, watches Bernie Marvin, of Tracy, as he works on the foundation for a pool house in

Lowe’s created Lowe’s Innovation Labs to build new technology to solve common consumer frustrations while working alongside start-ups, universities, specialized professionals and other companies. “We know that for many homeowners, the struggle to visualize a completed home improvement project or to share that vision with others can stop a project in its tracks,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “The Holoroom is our solution, enabling consumers to visualize their project and share that vision with family and friends.” The Lowe’s Holoroom is a home improvement simulator which applies 3-D and augmented reality technologies to provide homeowners an intuitive, immersive experience in the room of their dreams. A customer will begin by choosing their preferred products before viewing and experiencing those products in the Holoroom. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/science-fiction-inspires-lowes-holoroom-154500595.html

“There’s a lot of pent-up demand,” said Orinda architect Rick Kattenberg. “It’s busier than it’s been in years. We’re all grateful for it.” Fremont contractor Dean Henninger supervised a concrete pour in Livermore for a client’s pool house this week, one of several jobs his company is working on. http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25924464/bay-area-home-equity-lending-surges-funding-home

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